Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Wednesday 17th April 2013

Blithfield Res (permit only)
7x Arctic Tern at the deep end12.30, also a Common Tern, Oystercatcher & 3x Goldeneye in Tad Bay 15.00, 4x Yellow Wagtail on dam  (CJW GAS)
8x Arctic Tern at the deep end early evening plus Sandwich Tern, Common Tern on green float north of the causeway, female Redstart on Staffs Way below the dam, 14x Yellow Wagtails and Green Woodpecker on grassy bank of the dam (RCB)

Cannock Chase
Hawfinch (Coppicehill feeders), Redstart (male), Raven, 4x Orange Underwing (JWo)
Great Grey Shrike still in Birches below the Katyn-Anson's Bank area but mobile.
Hawfinch by Jon Woodcock

Knot, 2x Ringed Plover, LR Plover, 3x Oystercatcher, 2x Shelduck (BPe)
also 2x Goosander & Redshank, no sign of Knot later (JAl)

Ring Ouzel male on lower banks below the mast at 08:23.
Stonechat, 9x Wheatear (SSt)

Whooper Swan still with Mute Swans in field at the Newlands Lane Junction (CJW GAS)

Drayton Bassett GPs
2x Avocet on the North Pits and 3x Dunlin (JF, JH)

20x Waxwing flew past St Mary's school Silverdale Road at 14:50 (BC LC)

Parkhall CP
Cuckoo one this morning also House Martins, Blackcap, Willow Warblers (PSa) Warden

Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
25x Waxwing Wood St/Anchor Road junction early afternoon (CSi)

A male Ring Ouzel in horse paddocks behind Lymedale Business Centre on Ore Close at 16:00hrs (STu)

Gailey Res
Swift one NW at 12:40 also 3x White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Wigeon. No sign of the Little Gull today (IMo)

Belvide Resr
Little Egret on North Shore and 10 Yellow Wagtails (Belvide Blog)

4x Dunlin, 6x LR Plover (DFo)

Dunlin at Doxey by Dave Fowler
Radial Park
3x Male Wheatear 12x Lapwing & 1x Whitethroat (MFe)

Endon Sewage Works
6 White Wagtail amongst 40+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail,8 Reed Bunting,female Yellowhammer in the field adjacent to the filter beds. View from track that leads down to the main gate (JJo). Early evening saw five White Wagtails and 30 Swallows (GBr)

Stallington - Meir Heath
10x Swallow, 2x Yellowhammer & 8x Lapwing (ARa)

Cheddleton Sewage Works
2 Yellow Wagtail between 10am and 12am at least on filter beds (PBu)

Trent Washlands
Little Egret, Garden Warbler, 8x Willow Warbler, 2x Blackcap, 4x Chiffchaff, 4x Swallow (AJa)
Old River Dove
4x Yellow Wagtail, 8x Sand Martin, 4x Chiffchaff & 2x Yellowhammer (AJa)
Whitemoor Haye 
Merlin fem , Common Sandpiper  , RedshankOystercatcher 2 , Grey Partridge 2 ,Yellow Wagtail & Wheatear (JAl)